NTSE Answer Key 2020-21 || NTSE Stage 1 Answer Key

The official NTSE Answer Keys 2021

State-level authorities of Maharashtra, UP and Haryana have released the official NTSE stage 1 answer key 2021. Other states will also release NTSE 2020 answer key in a few days. NTSE answer key 2020 stage 1 comprises of correct answers to all the questions asked in the NTSE exam . Students can access these NTSE 2021 answer key to calculate their probable scores. NTSE exam paper 2020 answer key is published for the stage 1 exams which was held on December 12 and 13, 2020.

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NTSE stage 1 is scheduled to be conducted on December 12, 2020 for Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on December 27 for Jammu & Kashmir, January 3 for Odisha, January 17 for West Bengal, January 24 for Bihar, Kerala and Karnataka, February 21 for Telangana and HP and on December 13 for all other states and UTs. The application for NTSE 2021 is done for stage 1 only. Those who qualify NTSE stage 1 2021 exam will qualify for the NTSE stage 2 which will be conducted on June 13, 2021.

NTSE All State Answer Key – Click Here

NTSE Stage 1 Answer Key 12, 13 December 2020

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States/ Union Territories MAT Answer Key SAT Answer Key
Assam Downoad Downoad
Andhra Pradesh Available Soon Available Soon
Odisha Available Soon Available Soon
New Delhi Download Download
Himachal Pradesh Available Soon Available Soon
Kerala Available Soon Available Soon
Meghalaya Download Now Download Now
Uttarakhand Download  Download 
Madhya Pradesh Download Download 
Jammu & Kashmir Available Soon Available Soon
Chandigarh Download Download 
Chhattisgarh Download Download
Telangana Available Soon Available Soon
Karnataka Available Soon Available Soon
Punjab Available Soon Available Soon
Rajasthan Download Download 
Maharashtra Download  Download
Uttar Pradesh Download Download
Haryana Download  Download
Arunachal Pradesh Available Soon Available Soon
Bihar Available Soon Available Soon
Jharkhand Download Download
Dadar and Nagar Haveli Available Soon Available Soon
West Bengal Available Soon Available Soon
Lakshadweep Available Soon Available Soon
Manipur Available Soon Available Soon
Gujarat Available Soon Available Soon
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Available Soon Available Soon
Nagaland Available Soon Available Soon
Mizoram Download Now Download Now
Puducherry Available Soon Available Soon
Tamil Nadu Available Soon Available Soon
Tripura Available Soon Available Soon
Daman & Diu Available Soon Available Soon
Sikkim Available Soon Available Soon
Goa Available Soon Available Soon


NTSE Official Answer Key 2020-2021 Stage 1

States/UTs are releasing official NTSE 2021 answer key stage 1 for MAT and SAT exam. NTSE exam paper 2020 answer key is made available within a week after the exam. But, students can calculate their expected scores by using the unofficial NTSE answer key 2021 on the same day of the exam. These state-wise NTSE stage 1 answer key 2020-2021 contain the correct answers to all questions asked in the NTSE Stage 1 exam. In case of discrepancy, students can challenge the official NTSE answer key 2021 within the specified time period as mentioned by the authorities. Download state-wise official and unofficial NTSE 2020 answer key pdf below –

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NTSE Maharastra Official Answers Key- Click Here 

NTSE Haryana Official Answer key

SAT – Click Here 

MAT- Click Here 

NTSE UP Official Answer KeyClick Here



How To Download NTSE Answer Key 2020 Stage 1

The state-wise NTSE 2020 answer key stage 1 will be released online in pdf format. Students should follow the step-wise process to view and download the NTSE answer key 2020-2021.

From the table given table, click on the link of NTSE Answer Key Stage 1 2020-2021 of the respective state.
Then click on the MAT or SAT NTSE exam answer key link.
The NTSE 2020 answer key pdf will appear on the screen.
Download the pdf file and save it
Now, match your response with the answer given in the NTSE answer key 2020-2021 stage 1 to check the expected scores.
If the calculated scores are above the expected cutoff marks then there are chances that the student’s name may be available in the merit list.


How to calculate NTSE Score?

The exam in conducted for a total of two papers where each paper has 100 questions carrying one mark each. Candidates gets one mark for each correct answer and for each incorrect response no mark to be deducted for choosing wrong answer option. Candidates can check below the procedure to calculate NTSE score 2019.

NTSE Score out of 100 for MAT Paper 1 = (Number of correct answer X 1)

NTSE Score out of 100 for SAT Paper 2 = (Number of correct answer X 1)

NTSE 2020 Score out of total 200 marks = NTSE Score in Paper 1 + NTSE Score in Paper 2


NTSE Cut off 2019-20 of Paper 1 and 2

National Talent Search Examination is a scholarship test for Class X students, conducted by NCERT. The NTSE Examination to be held in two stages, Stage I (State Level Talent Search), conducted by SCERTs while NCERT conducts the Stage II (National Level Talent Search). Let’s see the cut off score for NTSE 2020 Stage 1.



NTSE Cutoff 2020 of Paper 1 MAT NTSE Cutoff 2020 of Paper 2 SAT
General and OBC 40% or 40 marks 40% or 40 marks
SC, ST and PwD 32% or 32 marks 32% or 32 marks


How To Check NTSE Answer Key (For All States) 2019-20

Once NTSE Answer Key is released, candidates can check it from the official website of NCERT. Follow the steps as under to check NTSE Answer Key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NCERT.
Step 2: Click on “Programmes“.
Step 3: A drop-down list will be displayed. Click on “National Talent Search Examination” from the list.
Step 4: The page for NTSE will open. Click on “Region-wise list of State/UT Liaison Officers of National Talent Search Examination 2018-19”.
Step 5: A PDF will open with a list of state-wise liaison officers of NTSE and the links to the respective official website. Click on the link for the State / Union Territory you appeared from.
Step 6: Once you land up on the official website of NTSE for the particular state, look for the link provided to check NTSE Answer Key and click on it.

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